2015 Annual Conference Agenda

Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA

Conference Agenda for March 19, 2015

2:00-2:45 p.m.

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Welcome and Foreword, Gerard Lydon, Esq., President, Massachusetts Juvenile Bar Association

3:00-4:00 p.m.
“Connor B. Lessons Learned, What’s Changed, What’s the Same and How CAFL Attorney’s Can Affect Systemic Change in the Massachusetts Child Welfare System,” Sara Bartosz, Esq., Children’s Rights.org

“Perspectives on the Role of the Medical GAL,” The Honorable Terry Craven, William Cusick, Esq., and Ellen Rothstein, Esq., Associate General Counsel for Boston Children’s Hospital

5:15-7:00 p.m.


Conference Agenda for March 20, 2015

8:00-8:45 a.m.

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome, Gerard Lydon, Esq., President, Massachusetts Juvenile Bar Association

9:00-9:45 a.m.
“Americans with Disabilities Act: Where it Fits Into Your Care and Protection, Ann Balmelli O’Connor, Esq., and Jeannie Rhinehart, Esq.

9:45-11:45 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jessica Griffin of UMass Medical Center on Trauma Informed Practice

11:45-11:55 a.m.

11:55-1:10 p.m.
“Surviving an Allegation of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel with Your Dignity and Bar Card Intact,”
Andy Cohen, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services

1:10-2:15 p.m.
Lunch and Awards

Judge Leo Lydon Award

Nancy Hathaway, Esq. CAFL Staff Attorney, Suffolk County

Judge Poitrast Award

Martin Healy, Esq., Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA

2:15-3:10 p.m.
“Collateral Representation and Guardianship Practice in the Probate Courts,” The Honorable Gregory Roach and Astrid Kitchen, Esq.

3:10-3:20 p.m.

3:20-4:20 p.m.
“Stress and Time Management for Lawyers,” Jared Correia, Asst. Dir. and Sr. Law Practice Advisor, Law Office Mgmt. Assistance Program and Shawn Healy, Clinical Psychologist, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers